Daylesford Gig Guide, February 6

REMARKABLE: Freya Hollick’s voice has been compared to Maybelle Carter, Dolly Parton and Skip James.
REMARKABLE: Freya Hollick’s voice has been compared to Maybelle Carter, Dolly Parton and Skip James.

Wednesday, Live Piano Bar @ Spa Bar Daylesford 

Thursday, Open Mic night @ Spa Bar Daylesford

Friday, DJ Beats with Clay Ravin @ Spa Bar Daylesford

Saturday, The Cartwheels @ Spa Bar Daylesford

Still mostly acoustic, intimate and unpredictable, The Cartwheels family band – with singer-guitarist Wendy Phypers, bassist Dave Patterson and drummer Charley – play country, rockabilly and rock’n’roll.

Friday @ Old Hepburn Hotel

The usual Friday night festivities: Happy Hour from 6-8pm, Joker Poker, Bar Wars, community raffle and Bernie’s jokes.

Saturday, Sean Dixon @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Sunday, Miles de Carteret @ Old Hepburn Hotel, 5pm

Miles de Carteret is happy to be home after a lengthy stint touring the country playing guitar with Ben Wright-Smith, supporting Pete Murray. He moved to Daylesford last year in order to break free from the burdens of the city scene and reconnect with the sacred nature of sound. Now, he looks forward to “blissing out” and sharing some good old favourites from the heart.

Friday, Freya Josephine Hollick, free gig @ Palais

Freya Josephine Hollick is a Ballarat-born and bred country gal, receiving strong interest in alt country and Americana circles, playing an enormous amount of prominent gigs far and wide.

The old-timey country songbird brings blues and honky tonk goodness that transports you back to early Appalachia – through wartime romance and the golden era of country music – giving them her own twist with a unique singing voice.

Hollick has toured with the likes of Justin Townes Earle, Willie Watson, Joshua Hedley and Joe Pug, and has made an array of festival appearances. In 2018, she released her highly praised album Feral Fusion with performances at Festival of Voices and the Melbourne Recital Centre.

She’s kicked off 2019 with a trip to Tamworth and then this free gig, one not to miss. In early March, she’s off the US to record with Lucinda Williams’ unbelievably good band Buick 6.

Friday, Aurora @ Blue Bean Cafe

Saturday, Josh Dance @ Blue Bean Cafe

Sunday, Open Mic @ Blue Bean Cafe